The McGintys are known in Galloway Township for always helping others.
So when they family of four lost their Elm Avenue home to a fire Monday morning, it didn’t take long for the township to rally.
“This dedicated family spends most of their off time giving back to the community,” according to a post by the Galloway Township Athletic Association.
Police Lt. Chris McGinty, his wife, Krissy, and their two children all volunteer at the association, Chief Donna Higbee said.
The fire destroyed the home and also lost their cat.
No one else was home at the time of the fire at about 10:30 a.m., police reported.
Five fire companies responded. Bayview Assistant Fire Chief Scott Winneberger said the fire was under control by 12:30 p.m.
“Chris is a police officer in the town that he lives in and has honorably served for more than 15 years,” Ronnie Bobby wrote on a GoFundMe page she set up for the family. “Kristy is a teacher and volunteers her time for numerous fundraisers and charity events. They have two wonderful children 19 and 14.”
Anyone who wants to help can donate through the page, or come to a Beef and Beer at the Smithville in from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11.
Tickets are $20 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the family.
Tickets can be purchased through Higbee, Capt. Rich Barber or Kathy Weber at 609-652-3705, ext. 330.
Tickets will be on sale at the Log Cabin at Gabriel Field from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4.
Items can also be dropped off at that time.
For information about that collection and the ticket sales call Chris Waszen 609-965-5169 or Sharon Foley or Tara Gubbins.